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Member: johnclaydon

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Tagshistory (364), usa (161), economics (94), politics (85), mystery (83), sociology (79), world history (77), uk (68), philosophy (61), economic history (53) — see all tags

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About meI have a masters in math and I have mainly been a math teacher, statistician, software developer, and managing editor at a small medical journal. In my retirement I am now a beginner economic historian. My one product so far has been a thirty minute talk on world economic history of the past 800 years.

About my libraryMy catalog includes books I have read, that I now have, and that I want to read.

GroupsBuild the Open Shelves Classification, Capital Markets, Common Knowledge, WikiThing, HelpThing, Free Software, History at 30,000 feet: The Big Picture, Hobnob with Authors, Interaction Design, Libertarian Cooking, Paris of the Piedmont Readers, Social Networksshow all groups

Favorite authorsHoward Aldrich, Walter L. Arnstein, Robert Axelrod, Barrington J. Bayley, Jerry H. Bentley, T. C. W. Blanning, Maggie Boden, Kenneth E. Boulding, Robert Brenner, John Brockman, Damien Broderick, John le Carré, Christopher Chase-Dunn, Andy Clark, Randall Collins, David Corn, R. Denemark, Daniel C. Dennett, Karl W. Deutsch, Freeman Dyson, Barry Eichengreen, M. I. Finley, Heinz von Foerster, M. A. Foster, Andre Gunder Frank, John W. Garver, Clifford Geertz, Anthony Giddens, Bartholomew Gill, Barry K. Gills, Peter Godfrey-Smith, Ramachandra Guha, Jürgen Habermas, Irfan Habib, Cyril Hare, Francis Heylighen, Edward D. Hoch, Geoffrey Holmes, Alf Hornborg, H. Stuart Hughes, Michael Isikoff, Eric Janszen, E. L. Jones, H. R. F. Keating, Paul Kennedy, Charles P. Kindleberger, George Lichtheim, John D. MacDonald, Michael Mann, Bruce Mazlish, William H. McNeill, George Modelski, Joel Mokyr, Michael Murray, Michael Murray, John Newman, Douglass C. North, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Geoffrey Parker, John P. Powelson, Anatol Rapoport, Thomas E. Ricks, Richard Rorty, M. Rostovtzeff, Murray N. Rothbard, Stephen K. Sanderson, Gene Sharp, Ben Shneiderman, Georges Simenon, Gillian Slovo, W. Thompson, Thucydides, Charles Tilly, Stephen Edelston Toulmin, Jerome Tuccille, Roberto Mangabeira Unger, Paul U. Unschuld, Gore Vidal, Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein, Max Weber, David Weinberger, Tim Weiner, Chris Wickham, Charles Wilson, Edmund Wilson (Shared favorites)

Favorite publishersNew Society Publishers, University of California Press, W.W. Norton

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Real nameJohn Claydon

LocationCarrboro NC

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Member sinceJan 26, 2007

Currently readingThe Great Powers and the European States System, 1815-1914 by F.R. Bridge
Bangkok 8: A Novel by John Burdett
Readings in the Philosophy of Social Science (Bradford Books) by Michael Martin
The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature by Steven Pinker
Crises in the World-System (No Series Description Provided) by Albert Bergesen
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I love to see that analysis. My email address is
Nice to hear from you! I've been obsessed with what destroyed to world economy for the past decade.
John, I am pleased you find my library interesting. You have a large number of favorite authors I have never heard of. I wonder what especially ou find interesting in my books.
Hi John,
What I noticed is that you, like myself, have a wide range of subject matter interests -
in particular I saw we both have The Change Function, Crossing the Chasm, and Don't Make Me Think
among our books.
You happened to join LibraryThing two days before me!
A book I have recently read a portion of is called Blunder by Zachary Shore.
You might like it given what I see of your interests. Let me know if you read it -
I plan to read more of it during the summer.
(how did Carnophile get the book title to be in italics?)
John - You have an interesting library and I suspect that we will see some more books in common once I make to my history books.
Hi johnclaydon. I see you added me to your "interesting libraries" list. What kicked me over the edge? I'm guessing it was Naked Came the Manatee, lol.

"A 280 page metaphysical joke, sometimes very funny, sometimes stupid, usually mildly entertaining, taking postmodernist literary theory and stuffing it up its own ass hole. Have fun."

Gasping! For! Air! OMG that is priceless!
Ah, I see. Al Stepan does know his stuff -- plus he's a really good speaker.
We're the only two people to pick Moses Finley as a favorite author—we're twins! ;)
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